Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 24 - Results are in!

Well today is weigh in and measurements day and I am pretty pleased with the results. Could they have been better? Of course, but did I live my life and still manage to lose weight and inches? Yep. My main goal of this whole challenge was to prove to everyone out there that you do not need a supplement to lose weight. You especially do not need the Advocare 24 day challenge gimmick either. When you get down to it, you still are eating better and you still are getting off of your ass. This will equal weight loss to anyone who is trying to lose weight. Now maybe it's a different story if you're in great shape and have hit a plateau, but anyone who is like me and trying to shed pounds, you don't need a damn thing.

So without further adieu here are my numbers:

Day 0 Numbers:

Chest (nipple line) 46 inches
Waist (above belly button, which i have no idea why they'd call it waist....) 43.5 inches
Thighs: 27 inches
 Arms: 16 inches
Hips (around the butt) 44 inches
Weight: 254.2

Day 24 numbers
Chest (nipple line): 45 inches (Loss of 1 inch)
Waist (above belly button, which i have no idea why they'd call it waist....) : 39.5 inches (Loss of 4 inches!!)
 Thighs: 26 inches (Same)
Arms: 16 inches (Same)
Hips (around the butt) 43 inches( loss of 1 inch)
Weight 246.4 (Loss of 7.8 pounds)

The weight loss wasn't very good. This is still the lightest that I have been since the 7th grade! However, there are a ton of attributing factors to this. For one, I deviated slightly on the diet a couple of times and this could've slowed me up a bit. Another thing is with weight training you can start to gain muscle over fat, and another factor could be that my body is slowing on the weight loss because well geez, I just dropped 40 LBs before this challenge. No excuses here, I like that number and am not discouraged by that at all. If anything it shows that you can live life 20% of the time and the 80% you work hard and you'll get to where you're going.

The waist measurement is absolutely correct. I couldn't believe this number. My wife has been telling me I am shrinking and I look great, heck I didn't believe her. One of my co-workers said I was melting the other day and I didn't believe him, but holy cow! 4 inches in the waist GONE. I had her re-measure 3 or 4 times because I didn't believe it myself and every time it was 39.5 inches.

As for the rest of the number, I wasn't too concerned about it. I am a genuine fat ass and most of my issues were in my stomach.  The other places look and feel better. You can definitely tell in my pictures that my back looks hell of a lot better and this is only 24 days. I will continue to progress until my ultimate goal of 220-230.

So what's next on this blog? Well I will keep going and focus on different aspects. So many questions about the paleo diet as I have been doing this. The first one I want to cover is food costs and how much each meal costs compared to others. I may also do a post on the 24 day challenge pack by Advocare that everyone is jumping on the band wagon about. I am also going to stop posting my food log. I have to admit, this made me bat Sh#@ crazy. I will also be working on my strength and workouts as I go along. Thanks for to everyone who supported me, I look forward to seeing what kind of body I can achieve!


  1. Congratulations, awesome job!

  2. Great job! I'm glad you are doing this the healthy way and not with "scientific shakes" or supplements that aren't considered whole food. You have created a lifestyle for yourself and not fallen prey to a gimmick that says you can't do it without their product.